Kōrero: Shipbuilding

The Earnslaw after launching (3 o 3)

The Earnslaw after launching

Three months after reassembly began, on 24 February 1912, the TSS Earnslaw was launched at Kingston in front of a large crowd. Here we see its 50-metre hull soon after the launch. On 18 October 1912, the ferry was formally commissioned and made its maiden voyage to Queenstown, which celebrated the occasion with a holiday the following day. The Earnslaw is still sailing today.

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Lakes District Museum
Reference: EL4442

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Gavin McLean, 'Shipbuilding - The iron and steel era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7044/the-earnslaw-after-launching (accessed 21 February 2024)

He kōrero nā Gavin McLean, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jul 2015